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E.T. Was at My House

NNE member Ulrike Biets is an eighties kid from Belgium, currently living in Brussels. She got her first camera at the age of six and never stopped taking pictures ever since. She captures her look on the world in a documenting style by shooting people, music, fashion, stories, scenes and everyday life. Ulrike’s photo’s never show life how it should be, but how it is.

Now, in the context of the Brussels’ Film Festival, Ulrike is curating the photo exhibition E.T. Was at My House to shed light on how film sneaks into reality and how realistic the world of movies seems to be behind the screens. All this through a new generation of young European photographers, who -like Ulrike- deal with the world in an ironic, humorous, satirical and -above all- anti-glamorous way.

Ulrike explains:
“What is real and what isn’t? These days fiction and reality become mixed up and it is difficult to distinguish one from another. The stories we see on the screen, subconsciously create images of a fake reality that is hard to get rid off once it has crawled under your skin. Our daily life, our hopes and expectations and our way of thinking and acting are a response to the fictional stories we get confronted with every single day. It’s not abnormal we get disappointed if life turns out not to be Disneyland, if not all everyday stories have a happy end.”

WHO ALEX SALINAS, ANTON FEIJOO MONTENEGRO, BRUNO ZHU, CASPER BALSLEV, ELLIS SCOTT, EMMA PARRY, EMIL HARTVIG, FRANCESCA WAY, JONNIE CRAIG, LARA GASPAROTTO, LELE SAVERI, MARTIEN MULDER, MACIEK POZOGA, MELCHIOR TERSEN, MORAD BOUCHAKOUR, OLIVIER DONNET, SERGI SERRA MIR, TOVA MOZARD, USCHI BIETS, VINCENT GILLAN
WHERE FLAGEY

Place Sainte-Croix
1050 Brussels

WHEN June 22 – June 29, 2011

23 june – 18h: official opening + DJ Jean Biche



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